Techpavan on a new design

Written by Pavan Kumar on December 16, 2008


After Barack Obama, it was the whole of blogosphere which needed the CHANGE. Most of the bloggers around changed their theme. I think I am the one who planned to change first and doing the work at last. Anyway I am happy with my work and expecting your view on the same. And this is an article to let my subscribers know about the change and thank the ones who helped directly or indirectly.

When I remember the word thanks – the first online friend coming to my mind is Rahul Bansal of Devil’s Workshop. Though he may be damn busy these days, he is a very helpful guy for me in all efforts and problems. Next, the ones who provided me a platform to prove my online identity – Hyperwebenable. Hyperwebenable is the planet’s unique free web domain cum hosting service. There are few companies which provide free hosting, but no one else can give you free domains. The logo was designed by Annie, a professional designer of Software Icons and WordPress Templates.

Now, coming to those helped indirectly, they don’t know I have taken free service from them. First, theme designers like WP Theme Designer and Dezzain Studio, I have picked different concepts from them – their themes have helped me in different ways. Of course, WordPress Codex helped all the time, but support didn’t. I am very bad at color combination, but Life Rocks old theme helped me pick better colors for the theme, thanks to Nirmal.

Its my pleasure to extend my thanks to Deepak from Mobile Gyaan, Harsh from Shout Me Loud and Samrat from Techno Samrat who provided few suggestions at times and also we guys are helping mutually to grow.

My special thanks to Sitakanta who is helping me with SEO related things which are most important for a blogger. Sita has gifted India with his cost free used mobile market place – Contact Hello.

There is another guy, Dnyanesh who inspite of his busy educational schedule tried to make a good logo for me, but it was my mistake that I did not give him enough time to work on it. He will be launching his blog on his 18th birthday in March’09. I wish him a wonderful success.

Last but the most important – you guys – my visitors and subscribers. You have been more interesting than me, providing me ideas of blogging with my small comment / contact  form. I expect the same participation from you in the future. Thank you all.

I wish myself a super success with this new theme.

Suggestions please:

As everyone does, I too use only one browser – The No.1 Firefox. Still I tried to test it in few browsers and did not find great issues with my theme. And my recommendation to you readers is to use firefox all the time considering security concerns and even design issues. Please stop using crap softwares [like IE x.x] to browse online. In my view you should use IE only once – to download firefox for the very first time πŸ˜‰ .

Anyway, I am not here to blame IE, but if you get any issues with your browsers, please drop me a line. It would be even better if you mail me – pavan[at]techpavan[dot]com. Please provide screenshots of whatever you find weird.

Known Issues:

I found few issues as I uploaded the theme online. Such problems were not found when I tested my theme on my local installation of wordpress. They have been fixed now, but there is one problem still alive – Try to post a comment – you will see a blank page (not exactly, there will be header, footer and sidebar). I googled for solution and could not get a working one.  I know about the one in troubleshooting faq, but it is not working for me. This time I need help from you guys who have experience. This issue does not seem to exist with every browser, but still it needs to be fixed. Please help.


Finally, the bug of comment posting is now fixed. Thanks to stratos who helped me in fixing the issue quickly. He is the one to identify what is making it in background. If you have a similar problem, please go through wordpress comment posting issue solution.


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28 Readers responded to this post

I am loving the design. Especially the bottom half of it. “Did you like the post” part, Recommended to read part and the footer block. Good job :)


Thank you mate.. did you find problem with posting comment?

Great work!!

Though there’s some minor editing required which I will discuss with you personally, no major bug or issues were found as of now.. ‘ll let you know as soon I discover any..

Anyways.. Wishing you a great and successful career with 2.0 version πŸ˜‰


Hehe, did you mean 2.0 as “beta” πŸ˜‰ I was puzzled by the wink πŸ˜‰

@Pavan Kumar – Yeah, I faced that issue with comments. Cross check your single.php for any unnecessary “IF” conditions, cant think of any other possible reasons.

Also, few things you can improve upon – Font size and style in comments section can be improved.
On click of commentators name in the footer block, it again displays a blank page. can it be due to some plugin? Have you installed any plugin to accommodate “@replies”?
Also the comments block doesn’t remember the name/mail id/website values. I need to click on each textbox for the value to reappear from cached memory.


I thought comment section should not dominate posts and made it small and also different font. Blank page issue is observed by me also, looking for some seniors to help me out in that. It is not any plugin issue, its theme issue.
@replies is due to a plugin… comment remix.
I thought to have some change in comment section from other by removing text labels to say name, mail and site… I need to google more to see if there are any chances to show cached one…

your new theme is absoloutely supreme.

i am a bit jealous but still happy 4 u .

admin of –

very nice change. although i must concur on the font size of the comments. it really tired my eyes while reading. it was too small. i agree they must not dominate but they must be readable too especially on your site where you discuss technical stuff and readers might post something useful too. other than that no glitches what so ever! good luck and keep going!

if you look at the source of the empty page it actually has everything there but it does not display it. maybe it’s javascript related? something prevents it from showing. or maybe it’s anchor link related… looks weird enough though… good luck!

I am still doubting some plugin to be the cause for the comments section. Why don’t you try disabling all plugins and try once? or is it that you are sure that the issue is inherent from the theme design code itself?

But again, I don’t like this small problem to overtake the amazing design of the website. Really good job done :)


I should care for my readers, I will change the fonts of comment section…


I am sure of theme issue because my old theme with same plugins did load the page well after the comment was posted. The problem is with theme only, not even any part of wordpress core…

why don’t you share your comments.php and single.php files on pastebin or something so we can take a look? i am not sure i can help but i’ll definitely try!

Great theme Pavan afterall you worked a lot on it.
few suggestion , if we can keep the sidebar more blue like your header.
and on FP if you can utilize the empty space somehow.

for long run if you simply make this 2 sidebar template into 3 that will be helpful for you later on.

Rest 5/5 :)

Really nice makeover… And I love those couple of lines bashing IE πŸ˜‰

I will make something of empty space. Well, I need to re think about the sidebar thing. It should not strain eyes of my readers…

Thank you Harish, since the day I saw FF, I never looked at IE.

Glad that you loved it…

Now this comment form should work…

Testing it for you :) But I still need to click on Name, eMail and website fields to get the values stored in browser cache. It’s not the case with other websites. And why auto linking for comment?

Testing success πŸ˜€ well almost. No more blank page after submitting. But unable to see my comment after submitting, had to refresh the page to see it


Refresh is not my problem, sometimes it happens – I have seen on different blogs… Auto linking to comment is due to a plugin I have installed… Thanks for testing….

And regarding name, email thing on form, its like Google Custom Search… πŸ˜‰

@pavan may be I am late in giving my view about theme it’s better than previous one loading very fastly every thing is fine,If i found any issue in your design I will definitely feedback you.


I even love if you hunt for bugs on my site. :)

Really great theme Pavan! :-)
You did it so well that I need to retouch Devils Workshop theme! πŸ˜‰
And hey thanks for mention buddy. :-)

@Rahul Bansal

Thanks a lot for the comment man… I love to see you visit my blog…. And of course, domtab was imitated from yours :) … Thanks for all your kind support…

hey, put some modules in left or right .just put some info in that .no need to come down to see the page. overview is good


Well, I did not understand your words. And regarding modules, what kind of them would you expect?

Nice theme. I haven’t explored the blog too much. I hope I can do it on XMAS holidays.

One small observation is, it LOOKS LIKE it is taking time to load your pages. I am not sure whether it is because of the graphics or not.

Especially the border is taking too much time to render. Have a look.

This is a quite common issue when we change the design. I think a simple tweak in css would do.


Thanks for the suggestions… I will look into that..

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    Pavan Kumar completed Engineering in Electronics and Communication in the year 2008. He is very enthusiastic and keen to work on different aspects of computer, internet and mobile related fields. The articles here reflect his creativity. This blog was started as a showcase of solutions for different problems and today it has got a good reputation in the blogosphere. Read More...

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